Great deal on Luminar
If you have been looking at the Luminar software for macs and you were waiting for a great deal, now is the time to get it. For the next 10 days, you can get it for 50% off (that is 69 USD instead 139 USD) and you even get few bonuses with it (two ebooks, more presets and overlays). And even more, if you use the code “HDRSHOOTER” you will get it even additional 10 USD cheaper.
Head over to the Luminar website for more information and the offer.
One of the tools I use in my photo editing is the TKActions panel from Tony Kuyper. It’s especially great for creating luminance masks and sharpening for web. And just few days ago, TKActions were updated with a completely new panel set, the TKActions V5. So if you do a lot of luminance masking, I would suggest checking it out. I will cover it more, in a few guides, but for now, check out the official page here.
You can see the panel in the screen-shot to the right. It’s quite big like this, but in reality its 5 separate panels, and you can only open the ones you need.
Late evening at the Burj Khalifa
I did not have the best setup when I took this. I used a wide angle lens, to take a vertorama, while using a table top tripod and having no panoramic head or tilt shift lens at hand. So if you look at the screen-shot to the right, you can see how much distortion there was when I combined the shot, and also how much I had to crop out to get the final shot. But with a bit of editing and tweaks, I ended up with a nice results.
This is a two shot vertorama, each shot from two exposures. The panorama was combined in PTgui (learn how in this guide) and finished in Photoshop.